MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)

Performance Results

 
Gaming
Gaming 90%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 74%
Battleship
Workstation
Workstation 43%
Speed boat
PC StatusOverall this PC is performing as expected (53rd percentile). This means that out of 100 PCs with exactly the same components, 47 performed better. The overall PC percentile is the average of each of its individual components.
ProcessorWith a good single core score, this CPU can easily handle the majority of general computing tasks. Additionally this processor can handle light workstation, and even some light server workloads. Finally, with a gaming score of 73%, this CPUs suitability for 3D gaming is very good.
Graphics104% is an outstanding 3D score, it's the bee's knees. This GPU can handle almost all 3D games at very high resolutions and ultra detail levels.
Boot Drive87.6% is a very good SSD score. This drive is suitable for moderate workstation use, it will facilitate fast boots, responsive applications and ensure minimum IO wait times.
Memory8GB is enough RAM to run any version of Windows and it's sufficient for the vast majority of games. 8GB is also enough for moderate file and system caches which result in a very responsive system.
OS VersionWindows 10 is the most recent version of Windows, and the best to date in our opinion.
Very high background CPU (35%). High background CPU reduces benchmark accuracy. Find active processes with Windows task manager (CTRL+SHIFT+ESC).
Run History
SystemMSI MS-7917
MotherboardMSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917)  (all builds)
Memory5.6 GB free of 8 GB @ 2.1 GHz
Display1920 x 1080 - 32 Bit colors
OSWindows 10
BIOS Date20160216
Uptime0 Days
Run DateFeb 14 '18 at 01:55
Run Duration139 Seconds
Run User GBR-User
Background CPU 35%

 PC Performing as expected (53rd percentile)

Actual performance vs. expectations. The graphs show user score (x) vs user score frequency (y).

Processor Bench Single core Quad core Multi core
Intel Core i5-4670K-$270
SOCKET 0, 1 CPU, 4 cores, 4 threads
Base clock 3.4 GHz, turbo 3.25 GHz (avg)
Performing below expectations (21st percentile)
73% Very good
SC Int 108
SC Float 108
SC Mixed 109
87% 108 Pts
QC Int 371
QC Float 370
QC Mixed 367
84% 369 Pts
MC Int 364
MC Float 357
MC Mixed 363
54% 362 Pts
Poor: 66%
This bench: 73%
Great: 95%
Graphics Card Bench 3D DX9 3D DX10 3D DX11
Nvidia GTX 1070-$430
CLim: 1987 MHz, MLim: 2002 MHz, Ram: 8GB, Driver: 390.77
Performing above expectations (76th percentile)
104% Outstanding
Lighting 339
Reflection 300
Parallax 315
102% 318 fps
MRender 206
Gravity 299
Splatting 232
105% 246 fps
Poor: 82%
This bench: 104%
Great: 110%
Drives Bench Sequential Random 4k Deep queue 4k
Samsung 850 Evo 500GB-$146
221GB free
Firmware: EMT02B6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (70th percentile)
103% Outstanding
Read 495
Write 403
Mixed 415
97% 438 MB/s
4K Read 39.8
4K Write 91.2
4K Mixed 46.7
168% 59.3 MB/s
DQ Read 34
DQ Write 274
DQ Mixed 117
101% 142 MB/s
Poor: 69%
This bench: 103%
Great: 115%
Samsung 840 Evo 120GB-$170
41GB free
Firmware: EXT0BB6Q Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
SYSTEM NCQ 4KALIGNED SSD TRIM S.M.A.R.T
Performing above expectations (84th percentile)
87.6% Excellent
Read 479
Write 340
Mixed 341
86% 387 MB/s
4K Read 36.2
4K Write 71.2
4K Mixed 21.2
120% 42.9 MB/s
DQ Read 342
DQ Write 228
DQ Mixed 18.1
86% 196 MB/s
Poor: 56%
This bench: 87.6%
Great: 93%
WD Blue 500GB (2010)-$28
228GB free
Firmware: 15.01H15 Max speed: SATA 3.0 600 MB/s
NCQ 4KALIGNED S.M.A.R.T
Performing below expectations (37th percentile)
55.1% Above average
Read 109
Write 82.8
Mixed 97.8
73% 96.6 MB/s
4K Read 0.62
4K Write 1.73
4K Mixed 0.32
94% 0.89 MB/s
Poor: 41%
This bench: 55.1%
Great: 70%
Memory Kit Bench Multi core Single core Latency
Kingston HyperX DDR3 2133 C11 2x4GB
2 of 4 slots used
8GB DIMM DDR3 clocked @ 2133 MHz
Performing below expectations (31st percentile)
43.3% Average
MC Read 14.9
MC Write 15.2
MC Mixed 12.5
41% 14.2 GB/s
SC Read 12.6
SC Write 14.4
SC Mixed 12.7
38% 13.2 GB/s
Latency 59.8
67% 59.8 ns
Poor: 29%
This bench: 43.3%
Great: 78%
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 System Memory Latency Ladder

L1/L2/L3 CPU cache and main memory (DIMM) access latencies in nano seconds.

Typical Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) Builds (Compare 10,255 builds) See popular component choices, score breakdowns and rankings.
Gaming
Gaming 64%
Destroyer
Desktop
Desktop 80%
Aircraft carrier
Workstation
Workstation 59%
Gunboat

Motherboard: MSI Z97 GAMING 5 (MS-7917) - $160

EDIT WITH CUSTOM PC BUILDER Value: 75% - Very good Total price: $983
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